On Thursday October 23 we had a demonstration and overview of Asterisk, a Free Software implementation of a telephone switch.
What is a switch? Well, it's the essential core of a phone company. It's also what lets you dial 42 on your phone at work and be connected to the person who knows everything. Wait, that's you?
Paul Charles Leddy will be guiding us through a technical overview of how Asterisk works, rather than an overview of how to use it. This talk will be of interest to anyone interested in how a PBX works, as well as those interested in building their own Asterisk PBX.
We'll start with a look at the various things Asterisk does, and work our way through setting up extensions, VoIP, SIP, IAX, and call routing.
About Paul Charles Leddy:
Paul Charles Leddy is someone who likes to make things go. He had planned on becoming an electrical engineer after Tulane, but dropped out, turned to music, rode the Internet Bubble, and then settled into a life as a Linux sysadmin. You'll find him around Portland and New York.